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FDU Theatre to Stage LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL This SpringFDU Theatre to Stage LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Students from Fairleigh Dickinson University's Visual and Performing Arts Department will be participating in the upcoming production, Legally Blonde, March 24-April 2 under the direction of Cindy Thole. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Institute Of 1770 To Honor Acclaimed Director Paris BarclayHasty Pudding Institute Of 1770 To Honor Acclaimed Director Paris Barclay
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that acclaimed producer and current President of the Directors Guild of America, PARIS BARCLAY, will be the 2017 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. (more...)

Leigh Fondakowski's BP Oil Spill Play Set for EST This SpringLeigh Fondakowski's BP Oil Spill Play Set for EST This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), in association with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has announced SPILL, written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project, The People's Temple). (more...)

Musical Adaptation of THE TEMPEST to be Inaugural Production of Public Works DallasMusical Adaptation of THE TEMPEST to be Inaugural Production of Public Works Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Tempest will run for four performances from Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

'Broadway Backstory' Explores LEGALLY BLONDE's Road from Film to Broadway'Broadway Backstory' Explores LEGALLY BLONDE's Road from Film to Broadway
by Theater People Podcast - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway Backstory, a documentary-style podcast in which each episode finds out how a show develops from an idea to a full Broadway production, has just released their latest episode. The episode tracks LEGALLY BLONDE on it's journey to Broadway.  (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Collects More Than $68k for North Texas Food BankDallas Theater Center Collects More Than $68k for North Texas Food Bank
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Dallas Theater Center announced today $68,660 was presented to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) following the run of DTC's production of A Christmas Carol. For nine consecutive years, DTC has partnered with NTFB to collect donations and canned goods during performances of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Cast, Creatives and Dates Set for THE CHRISTIANS at Dallas Theater CenterCast, Creatives and Dates Set for THE CHRISTIANS at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for The Christians at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale 1/5 For Dallas Theater Center's ELECTRASingle Tickets On Sale 1/5 For Dallas Theater Center's ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Single tickets for Dallas Theater Center's one-of-a-kind outdoor production of Electra are on sale Jan. 5, and available for purchase at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or 214-880-0202. Electra begins April 4 and runs through May 21 in the unique venue of AT&T Performing Arts Center's Annette Strauss Artist Square. (more...)

Burn Book on Broadway? MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Premiere in D.C. Next FallBurn Book on Broadway? MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Premiere in D.C. Next Fall
by Jessica Khan - Dec 30, 2016

Confirming earlier rumors (that's why her hair is so big - it's full of secrets!), the new MEAN GIRLS musical will be making its World Premiere at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2017. A spokesperson for the show just confirmed the timeline and venue to The New York Times. (more...)

So Fetch! Lindsay Lohan Gunning for MEAN GIRLS 2 with Tina FeySo Fetch! Lindsay Lohan Gunning for MEAN GIRLS 2 with Tina Fey
by Movies News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Just call her Cady Heron - Lindsay Lohan is gunning for MEAN GIRLS 2. Not the 2011 ABC Family sequel - but an official follow-up with the movie's original creator Tina Fey.  (more...)

VIDEO: Kate Baldwin, Raul Esparza and More Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund's 'LUCKY STARS' GalaVIDEO: Kate Baldwin, Raul Esparza and More Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund's 'LUCKY STARS' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh have just unveiled highlights from the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition which was held on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center's Project Discovery Receives Theatre Forward Staging Success Contribution  Supported by AT&TDallas Theater Center's Project Discovery Receives Theatre Forward Staging Success Contribution Supported by AT&T
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) is pleased to announce involvement in the Theatre Forward Staging Success Initiative supported by AT&T. DTC's nationally recognized educational program, Project Discovery, will be one of four programs across the country to be measured and evaluated as part of this initiative to study the impact of theatre education on school engagement and participation. The Staging Success study, benefiting almost entirely Title 1 students, spans a two-year time period, tracking participation, school engagement and students' beliefs and attitudes over time with exposure to 21st century skills. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, ProgrammingEnsemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct MEAN GIRLS Developmental LabCasey Nicholaw Set to Direct MEAN GIRLS Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

According to a recent Equity audition notice, Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph the highly anticipated developmental lab of the Mean Girls musical.  (more...)

GLORIA to Make Regional Premiere at Dallas Theater Center This WinterGLORIA to Make Regional Premiere at Dallas Theater Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the regional premiere of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize nominated Gloria at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces 'Young People's Concerts'NY Philharmonic Announces 'Young People's Concerts'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The 94th season of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) will continue on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. with "Classical," the second program in this season's series, The Ages of Music - each program exploring the sound, composers, and culture of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras, respectively. The all-Mozart program will feature the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and selections from the Symphony No. 31, Paris; Flute Concerto No. 2, with Philharmonic flutist Yoobin Son in her Philharmonic solo debut; and Symphony No. 39. Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen will conduct the program; Vice President, Education, Theodore Wiprud will host the event, which will also feature classical dancer Thomas Baird and hip-hop dancer Quilan Arnold. The scriptwriters and directors are Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe, whose collaborations include the Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning Legally Blonde, The Musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)


by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

The Court Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICALThe Court Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Audiences are bound to be awestruck by The Court Theatre's summer musical, Legally Blonde the Musical. The award-winning Broadway sensation, based on the Amanda Brown novel and hit 2001 film of the same name, is a musical comedy that smashes stereotypes and absolutely explodes on stage. (more...)

Raul Esparza and Patrick Page Join DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala; Jonathan Tolins Will HostRaul Esparza and Patrick Page Join DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala; Jonathan Tolins Will Host
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce additional performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

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